Sunday, July 13, 2014 Tammuz 15, 5774

Andy's doing the box step of his life on 'SNL'
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Andy Samberg's got his disc in a box. The "Saturday Night Live" star's not alone: NBC and Starbucks are counting on many others stopping in for a cup of cappuccino and comedy when "Saturday Night Live: The Best of '06/'07" DVD is released exclusively at the coffee capital of the caffeine world on Aug. 20. Meanwhile, Samberg and the rest...
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The "Company" he keeps says a lot about director Mikael Salomon. His hands-on work for the third and final episodes of HBO's "Band of Brothers" had the Emmy Award voters banding together to hand him its best of the best while his "Rome" ruminations were a Caesar salad of insight and incendiary storytelling. And now the director of cable's "The...
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Ami Dayan has one eye on history, the other on the present. The cousin of Moshe Dayan serves as director general of a bard's battlefield, bringing to the stage wars of words that clash like flinty unsheathed swords forged in Rashomon-like steel. He has created quite an acclaimed career for himself since immigrating from Israel in 1999, meeting the millennium...
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Stories with themes
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Several weeks ago, I wrote about David Evanier and categorized him as a writer of high quality who has labored for years in almost complete obscurity. I often think of the writer Lore Segal in the same way, although the cases are not comparable. No one could say that Segal has been as critically ignored as Evanier. In fact, if...
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Some North African flavor at your table
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
"Tunis is magic," stated English professor Sadok Bouhlila of the University of Tunis. It took just a short taxi ride to absorb the pulsating vibrancy and modern development that is Tunis. We had come at the urging of our Tunisian friend, Sami Ouhada and his wife, Bonnie. Sami had assured us that "Tunisia is filled with fascinating contrasts, including the...
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